Kiss Me Like I'm Drowning

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Kaien Cruz

Kaien Cruz

Kaien Cruz

Kaien Cruz

Behind the music

About Kiss Me Like I'm Drowning by Kaien Cruz

I am a 23 year-old independent artist from a small town in South Africa. An atypical, non-traditional mixed kid, taking up space in Web3 to revolutionize the music industry. I am… KAIEN CRUZ. MY STORY I released my very first song, after my older sister heard me singing in my bedroom and eagerly dragged me to the studio. No one really knew I could sing or play guitar, until the song ended up on the radio. It quickly began topping the charts & getting nominated for awards. A couple of months later, I sang at my second live performance ever in front of 90,000 people opening up for Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour. Fast forward, I moved to LA just before the pandemic & have since released two EP’s, ‘Demos For Ransom’ & ‘BUFFERING…’, got signed to CAA, went on my first US Tour and have been booked to perform at major stages including Governor’s Ball in NYC & SXSW in Austin. WHY WEB3 Growing up queer in a small town meant it was always easier to talk to people online that I could relate to. Platforms like tumblr played a big role in cultivating a space & community, where I could connect with like-minded people. I have found this same sense of connectivity & community in Web3. After the success of my independently funded & pushed EP, I went on multiple different label runs, meeting execs from every major label. I quickly realized that a lot of people in the music industry didn’t understand the vision of what I was trying to create, not allowing me to have full creative control and reins on my future. Technology, music & entertainment go hand- in-hand, so naturally, I have a big interest in creating a community on Web3 that can be a part of my journey & career as an artist, while simultaneously creating a blueprint for aspiring artists that want to retain creative control as well. I want to encourage others to stop fighting for a seat at a table that was never built for them and instead create their own table, specially curated to their needs, interests and passions! 'Kiss Me Like I'm Drowning' is a cinematic sound journey of self-discovery and exploration. I hope you enjoy!

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Golden Egg

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Winner:  
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@cn_ultraman

Exclusive First Listen

Collectors get exclusive first listen access to all future drops from Kaien Cruz as soon as they mint their release.

Comment Wall

Make a public comment on the song. Prove you were a supporter from way back in the day. Sell your NFT, and your comment is replaceable by the new owner.

GA Tickets Gov Ball

The Golden Egg winner will receive 2 ticket to Governor's Ball NYC 2022 to see Kai perform at their first US festival.

Handwritten Note From Kai

The Golden Egg winner will receive a personalized handwritten note from Kai.

GA Access to All Kaien Cruz Shows

All NFT holders will receive GA access to Kaien Cruz shows (excluding festivals).

All Access Passes to Kaien Cruz Shows

The Golden Egg winner will receive All Access Passes to Kaien Cruz shows (excluding festivals).

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Release Date

April 14, 2022

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Blockchain

Ethereum

Token Standard

ERC-721

Resale Royalty

10%